A “people-powered initiative”: The history of waste equity policy in New York

July 31, 2019

Our pop-up social justice museum was packed tonight for a discussion about using innovative policy solutions to advance the goals of sustainability and equity in New York. You can watch video of the discussion here. NYLPI’s Senior Attorney for Environm …



NYLPI Sues Private Garbage Facility on Behalf of Cleanup North Brooklyn

August 30, 2017

NYLPI’s Environmental Justice Program, partnering with pro bono co-counsel Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP, filed a lawsuit today on behalf of community group Cleanup North Brooklyn and neighborhood residents against a private waste transfer station …



NY Times Features NYLPI Client, Cleanup North Brooklyn, and Citywide Waste Equity Battles

December 23, 2016

The New York Times featured NYLPI client Cleanup North Brooklyn and NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Melissa Iachan in an article highlighting waste equity issues in North Brooklyn, the South Bronx, and Southeast Queens. Cleanup North Brooklyn recently rele …



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